More reason to stock up on that fruit! –

A follow-up to a University of Alberta study done in 2016 confirms that pregnant women who eat more fruit during pregnancy may be giving their babies’ cognitive development a boost.

“Our research followed up on results from the original CHILD Cohort Study, which found that fruit consumption in pregnant mothers influences infant measures of cognition up to one year after birth,” said U of A post-doctoral researcher in psychology Claire Scavuzzo, the co-lead author of the study.

“Although the findings from the (original) study were exciting, they could not establish that fruit consumption, rather than other factors, caused the improvements on infant cognition.”To determine whether fruit was truly the factor influencing infant cognition, the scientists aimed to replicate the findings from the original study.

Source: Eating fruit during pregnancy boosts babies’ brain development, new study confirms